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Faculty-Led: Rwanda after Genocide
Kigali, Rwanda (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Spring Break
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Faculty-Led: Rwanda after Genocide
Kigali, Rwanda


Professor Name:     Dr. Leslie Heaphy
Total Estimated Cost: $2770 
Eligibility:   open to all majors
Course: AS 30195 Study Abroad Special Topics: Rwanda After a Genocide
Number of Credit Hours: 3
Program dates:   Travel: March 22-31; spring semester course Wednesdays at 4:00pm
Application deadline:  January 13, 2019


Course Name and CRN: AS 30195 Study Abroad Special Topics: Rwanda After a Genocide; CRN 20927 
Location(s):   Kigali, Rwanda
KSU Sponsoring College:   Stark Campus
Course Description:  Course will focus on the events surrounding the Genocide in Rwanda and what has occurred since as the country and people have searched for peace and reconciliation.  What can be learned?  What should be remembered?  Students will read and discuss, watch some videos and prepare for a trip to Rwanda as the centerpiece.  After the trip the final weeks will be used to evaluate and assess what was experienced and think about next steps through civic engagement.


When:  March 22-31, 2019
Program highlights/ Itinerary:  
Friday, March 22 Travel Day (CAK à Kigali)
Saturday, March 23 Arrive 7pm
Sunday, March 24 Kigali city tour / rest / group activity and lecture
Monday, March 25 Tour and guest lecture at University of Rwanda
Conversation with Father Jean Bosco Gakirage
Tuesday, March 26 Kigali Genocide Memorial
Bridge 2 Rwanda Visit
Wednesday, March 27 Parliament Visit
Thursday, March 28 Huye Campus tour and possible lecture
Huye Museum
Friday, March 29 Akagara National Park
Saturday, March 30 Free Day
Sunday, March 31 Return to Ohio


Requirements: registration in AS30195 Study Abroad Special Topics: Rwanda After a Genocide
Pre-requisites: N/A
Maximum capacity: 20


 We will be staying in a guest house in Kigali, Rwanda.  Two group meals will be provided.  Transportation to and from all activities will be provided.  Travel to and from Rwanda will be on a group flight with Dr. Heaphy and chaperones.
Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination: 

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center or your medical provider as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly.


 Program Fee Breakdown:
Airfare $1300
Lodging $700
Activities $500
Meals (two group meals) $100
Other $100
Tuition: Stark Campus undergraduate tuition rate of $302/credit hour (unless main campus student, see for details)
Estimated personal costs: Two group meals will be provided.  Out of pocket costs will include souvenirs and meals on your own
Passport: $135
Visa: $100
Vaccines: Dependent upon what vaccines you have already received: see CDC link above
Souvenirs, etc. $50-100
Meals: $200
Total Estimated Cost: $2770
Payment Instructions: All payments will be made to the Stark Campus business office.

Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education 


Application deadline:   January 13, 2019
Payment deadline:  
January 16:  1st deposit of $1000 due
February 1:  2nd deposit of $1000 due
March 1:  Remaining balance due (estimate: $770)

Withdrawal deadline: January 27 (spring semester drop deadline)



Faculty name:   Dr. Leslie Heaphy
Phone:   330-244-3304
Office location on campus:   Stark Campus, Main Hall 308C

Brief Bio:
At Kent State Stark, I teach all the history survey classes as well as courses in Asian history, 20th century US and sports history. I love all sports but especially baseball -- and I have to admit that I am really a New York Mets fan.  I also co-direct the honors program on the Stark campus.


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